Part of the reason we started Hand Luggage Only was to connect with more people who share our passion for travel so I am always delighted when someone offers me some advice and tips on places in the world that they live in or travelled to especially so if I have never visited said place. … Continue Reading

1.) It’s winter (in Europe, USA, Canada and part of Asia). Stop trying to fight it and just go for a winter holiday! Part of the joy of seasons is the extremes of different weathers so make the most of the snow and cold while it’s here. 2.) Start looking now! Yes, you may or … Continue Reading

Happy New Year! Been meaning to put up a post to say this for ages but since I couldn’t figure out some ridiculously eloquent way of saying this, I figured I might as well blurt it out. As you already know (it’s no secret really), I’m a huge fan of FOOD (hence why there’s a … Continue Reading

House hunting in London is one of the most stressful things you can do in the UK. It is probably what whoever coined the term “Rat Race” had in mind when he/she did. It’s genuinely exhausting and unbelievably time-consuming but after moving homes quite a few times in London, I’ve become something of an old … Continue Reading

Got the round up on fun things to do in London at bargain prices!!! Let’s get started! 1.) Evening Cruise on the River Thames for Two with glasses of Bubbly and Canapes (Price: £39). 2.) Afternoon tea for Two at the Ritz! (Arguably the most iconic place to have afternoon tea in London! Price: £105) … Continue Reading

Not started your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t fret, I’ve got you covered with these 12 quirky, fun and even essential little gifts for travellers that you can give your friends and loved ones this Christmas. There are so many reasons why I want every single one of them but the biggest over-arching reason is how much … Continue Reading

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014 and welcome in a New Year! The celebration of a new year has been celebrates for millennia, and is steeped in tradition, cultural and heritage (both old and new) all across our planet. Wherever you are from, or whatever you call it; New Years Eve, St. Sylvester’s … Continue Reading

1.) London: It’s every traveller’s delight to spend some time in London. Not just because of how pretty it is, or how steeped it is in history and decorated by brilliant architecture -one of the key reasons to visit London and keep coming back is due to the diversity of activities you can get up … Continue Reading

Excess baggage fares are a particularly frustrating experience for any traveller to face. It’s like someone decided that packing for your trip and trying to catch your flight on time somehow wasn’t stressful enough and so they needed to add more hassle with that dreaded “luggage weighing” which could then potentially pack an expensive excess … Continue Reading

Swiftly following on from the Winter travel look for the lasses, we’ve got a winter travel look (and how to get them) for the lads. You know how this works already! 🙂 Carry on to see the looks and how to get them… LOOK 1 (Similar sunglasses here, jackets here and here, shoes here, shirts … Continue Reading

Been on the market for a new winter coat and so I rope my friend Georgia to go perusing the shops in Central London yesterday (as you can probably tell from this instagram). As with any shopping trip, we got distracted and actually ended up having a successful day eating ice cream (the weather was … Continue Reading

Winter time is one of my favourite times to travel. I’m a huge fan of holidays that are chock-a-block with sunshine (who isn’t?) but Winter holidays can be as exciting as summer holidays, especially when planned properly and stay nice and cosy! Not sure how? Well make sure you pack these with you when you … Continue Reading

For most of us, Australia is a pretty long way away (even from places closer like Bali, the flights are still a few hours away) so a trip to Syndey is definitely one you want to pack in as much stuff as possible. On our trip to Australia from the UK, we flew to Dubai … Continue Reading

London is filled with activities to do all year round however it gets totally transformed during winter and there are some activities that either aren’t available at any time of the year or are dramatically different during winter. Here are some things you just have to do in London this winter:   1.) Go Ice … Continue Reading